If you’ve ever wanted to see a Muppet sing “Moves Like Jagger,” here’s your chance. The teaser trailer for the sequel to The Muppets has arrived, and Muppets Most Wanted has some familiar faces and some very famous faces partying down while also entangled in an international crime spree.
The world’s most conniving criminal is apparently Kermit’s doppelganger, who takes his sidekick (Ricky Gervais) around the world causing mayhem as they get chased down by the rest of the Muppets crew, along with an intrepid Interpol agent played by a mustachioed Ty Burell. Tina Fey also pops up as a no-nonsense Russian prison guard with a penchant for fantastic fur hats.
Not much of the plot is revealed in the teaser, but it does show the broader aspects of what the movie will be about: big, flashy musical numbers, corny jokes and the triumph of the good guys over the bad guys. It’s a Muppet movie – it wouldn’t be complete without any of those things. I find it interesting, though, that Disney is marketing this as a sequel to The Muppets. Shouldn’t it be more of a standalone film, when there have already been so many Muppet ventures?
James Bobin is back to direct, as is Nicholas Stoller with the script. Bret McKenzie, who won an Oscar for “Man or Muppet,” is penning the music again, as well. And the film is jam-packed with stars: Tom Hiddleston, Christoph Waltz, Danny Tejo, Ray Liotta, Diddy, Frank Langella and Usher are all making appearances. Dear god, please let Christoph Waltz sing and dance.
Check out the teaser here: